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What's the Formula for Investment Longevity and Success?

John Rogers shares why his slow, steady and contrarian approach wins the investment race over the long haul.

This is a replay of Consuelo Mack’s interview with John W. Rogers, Jr. in which he discusses value investing, strategy, process, market conditions and specific companies. The information contained in the articles, excerpt is not guaranteed as to its accuracy or completeness. This material should not be considered an offer for any of the securities referenced. The information and opinions contained in the article were current as of the date of the interview but are subject to change. The information provided does not provide information reasonably sufficient upon which to base an investment decision and should not be considered a recommendation to purchase or sell any particular security. Click here for the current schedule of holdings for Ariel Fund.


Investing in equity stocks is risky and subject to the volatility of the markets. Investing in small- and mid-cap stocks is more risky and volatile than investing in large cap stocks. The intrinsic value of the stocks in which Ariel Fund invests may never be recognized by the broader market. Ariel Fund is often concentrated in fewer sectors than its benchmarks, and its performance may suffer if these sectors underperform the overall stock market.

Performance data quoted represent past performance. Past performance does not guarantee future results. All performance assumes the reinvestment of dividends and capital gains. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted. Click here for the expense ratio and standardized performance data current to the most recent quarter- and month-end periods for Ariel Fund. The 11.5% annualized returns for Ariel Fund quoted in the replay represents the annualized returns for the period from 11/6/1986 to 3/31/2017. During that period, the annualized returns for the Russell 2500TM Value Index and the S&P 500 Index were 11.39% and 10.23%, respectively.

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